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2 days ago

West Cork Development Partnership

Some useful ideas of things to bring with with you when heading out on a trail.

What do you bring with you?

#FindYourTrail
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2 days ago

West Cork Development Partnership

Mountaineering Ireland
Some key messages for how we can all continue to enjoy positive experiences in Ireland’s mountains, beautiful scenery too. Please share with friends or fellow club members!
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2 days ago

West Cork Development Partnership

Exciting news, Clonakilty is working on becoming the first autism friendly town and I am so pleased to be a part of this. We are starting with an Exhibition Event on Thursday 27th of September. Please share and spread the word.

Join SuperValu and AsIAm for an interactive exhibition which brings visitors into the world of people with autism. The free exhibition will be hosted in the Clonakilty Parish Hall from 10am to 4pm on Thursday 27th September and the entire community of Clonakilty is invited to “step into shoes” of people with Autism as part of town’s Autism Friendly accreditation process. Visitors will be given an MP3 player which gives them an audio guide through 15 stages which allow them experience different aspects of life with autism.



By taking part you will be doing your piece to ensuring Clonakilty becomes Ireland’s first Autism Friendly Town.



Hope you see you there!
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Well done to all our Failte Isteach volunteers this morning from Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Bandon and Kinsale attending our tutor training.

If you know anyone that could benefit from our conversational English classes call:

Donna - (087) 196 3460 - Clonakilty and Skibbereen.

Jimeve -(086) 735 6340 - Bandon and Kinsale.
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Well done to all our Failte Isteach volunteers this morning from Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Bandon and Kinsale attending our tutor training. 
If you know anyone that could benefit  from our conversational English classes call: 
Donna - (087) 196 3460 - Clonakilty and Skibbereen. 
Jimeve -(086) 735 6340 - Bandon and Kinsale.

Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) are inviting applications for three new funds - open until 18 January 2019.
As part of the application requirements for these three funds, SIFI are asking applicants to demonstrate that they have secured private or philanthropic funding for the duration of this fund. If the applicant is successful, SIFI will match their donation by providing a 50% uplift on their funds, as well as delivering other supports such as training, impact measurement and capacity building.
1. Early Childhood Fund
The goal of the fund is to provide critical support to projects and services focused on increasing the health and wellbeing (physical and mental), social and emotional skills, cognitive development and learning outcomes of children, from pregnancy to six years of age, with the goal of reduced inequalities, improved childhood and lifelong outcomes.
2. Arts to Impact Fund
The goal of the fund is to support the innovative use of arts and culture as a means to improve skills development and to promote social inclusion for children, adolescents and adults. Projects can focus on prevention or intervention, in order to develop or improve creative, cognitive, social and emotional skills and other specific learning outcomes.
3. Sports to Impact Fund
The goal of the Sports fund is to support the innovative use of sports to impact as a means to improve physical and mental health and to promote social inclusion for children, adolescents and adults. We are calling out to innovative projects or programmes that focus on using sports to impact as a means to create positive social impact in the lives of individuals and in communities across Ireland.
For further information: www.wheel.ie/news/2018/09/social-innovation-fund-ireland-inviting-applications-3-new-funds
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1 week ago

West Cork Development Partnership

Cork County Council endorses disability day of Action- National Make Way Day

Cork County Council is delighted to be among 15 Councils supporting the first ever National Make Way Day, a day of action initiated by the Disability Federation of Ireland taking place on Wednesday September 26th.

The people of Cork can expect to see the friendly MakeWayDay stickers appearing around towns and villages, reminding everyone to make way for people with a disability. Disability groups, organisations and campaigners will hit the streets to draw attention in a fun way to the challenges posed by items being thoughtlessly left on the footpath.

The campaign hopes to highlight the everyday obstacles faced by people with disabilities such as cars or vans parked on a footpath blocking the way, bicycle/motorbikes chained to lampposts creating a trip hazard for a visually impaired person and illegally placed sandwich boards, forgotten bins, barrels and other obstructions.

The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy, himself a wheelchair user received unanimous support from Cork County Elected Members in his motion to participate in the Make Way Day campaign.

“I am committed to driving forward the introduction of Make Way Day in order to highlight the everyday physical obstacles that 13% of the Irish population face when trying to navigate the streets of our towns and villages here in Cork”.

The Mayor went on to say, “Quite often it is a genuine lack of awareness and what Make Way Day sets out to achieve is for all of us to take a second to think of what we are doing and be conscious of the public spaces we all share.”
County groups taking part include Castlemartyr Family Carers and Disability Group, Bantry Age Friendly, Irish Wheelchair Association Mallow, IRD Duhallow CLG and West Cork Development Partnership .

The campaign will also comprise a one day social media blitz with posts trending the hashtags #MakeWayDay and #MakeWayCork. Cork people can join the movement by taking their own photos and videos of any obstacles they come across and sharing them on social media.
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1 week ago

West Cork Development Partnership

strimming and caretaking at the famine burial ground in Ahakista..........thank you James for your hard work! ... See MoreSee Less

strimming and caretaking at the famine burial ground in Ahakista..........thank you James for your hard work!

2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

West Cork Development Partnership

Everyone's favourite award – food! Food in West Cork is special. And we want to know what’s super special about your food business? Is it provenance, farming or production methods, special ingredients? Something else entirely? Enter today on www.southernstar.ie/businessawards @CorkCoCo @AIB @localenterpriseofficecorknorthandwest @mayor_co_cork #westcorkbusinessandtourismawards ... See MoreSee Less

Food Hygiene / HACCP Training

 How compliant are you with food safety?
 How knowledgeable are your food handlers about hygiene and safety?
 Do they understand the serious problems that can arise in the preparation, handling, cooking, storage and service of food?
 Are you confident about their ability to minimise the risk of food contamination?

Venue: Maritime Hotel, Bantry, Co. Cork

Date: Monday 17th September. 9am –4pm (written Exam)

Fee: € 100 per Person


This modular course developed by the Environmental Health Association of Ireland (EHAI) will give your staff the information they need to anticipate potential problems and follow correct procedures with regard to food hygiene.

Primary Food Hygiene is recommended for all food handlers in the workplace, or those seeking employment in hotels, bars, restaurants, crèches and food processing factories.

Content:
Introduction to Food Safety
Microbiological Hazards
Food Contamination
HACCP Food Delivery and Storage
HACCP Food preparation to cooking and service
Personal Hygiene
Food Premises and Equipment
Food Pest and Control
Cleaning and Disinfection
Food Safety Law and Enforcement

Certification:
On successful completion of the course and exam, participants will be awarded with an EHAI Certificate in Primary Food Hygiene.


TO BOOK: Contact Michael Looney. 086 1258705. malooney@eircom.net
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2 weeks ago

West Cork Development Partnership

RSS giving real meaning to the saying "graveyard shift", thanks Gerard for all your hard work in Ballydehob. ... See MoreSee Less

RSS giving real meaning to the saying graveyard shift, thanks Gerard for all your hard work in Ballydehob.
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